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. >> the d.c. school system is featured prominently in this new film. davis gwen heim's waiting for superman premiered in hollywood last night. he won a award for the al gore documentary. now his new film follows students and families in their bat toll get a good education in a system that is said to be broken. d.c. public school chancellor michelle rhee gets a lot of face time. >> you look at what has happened in american public education over the last 20 years, we have gone from number one in a lot of different respects to absolutely at the bottom amongst developed nations. >> the president of the american federation of teachers not happy about what she called an inaccurate portrayal of sub- par teachers and villans. i got a chance to sit down with the director to talk about why he made this film. >> i have my own kids and i drive my three kids in los angeles past three public schools on the way to take my kids to a really great school. and it haunts me that the kids in my neighborhood don't have what my kids have. and why can't we give every kid in america -- why can't we give every kid i
. >> i've read ahead and there is interesting stuff in there. >>> and in the meantime, gwen tolbert is here with us today with a look at our day. >> we're starting out very, very cool this morning. yesterday you would have thought it was the
:31 and light check in with gwen tolbert. >> a cool start yesterday as well and this morning, steve. going to warm up. current temperatures, we have 63 degrees at national airport. 57 degrees at gathersberg; 63 at frederick and 61 degrees at monasses and going to the mid- atlantic, 61 degrees for boston and new york, 62 degrees and 62 to the south at richmond. we have dry conditions sticking around for 18 days with no rain and take a look at the monthly totals so far. we're in a deficit and we desperately need to get rainfall here. look at the numbers. the good news is north nature's going to -- mother nature's going give us a little bit of rain. we're going to see it. the clear skies right now with just a few clouds over the area into the course of the morning. but, we have wet weather. the remnant effects of what was hermine right here and pushing its way gradually to the mid- atlantic and we have a cold front and that frontal system is sweeping through as we go into the forecast the next 24 hours or so and the remnants of that system are going to get caught up in this frontal system as
. first lady michelle obama continues her campaign to phytoobesity. we have gwen looking at health headlines as we talk about this and the whole let's move campaign that we hear so much about in washington. but how is this done across the country, dina? >> reporter: well, steve, we have a real disconnect when it comes to fighting childhood obesity and we're hoping this white house message will trickle down to playgrounds and schools across the country. the question is will that actually happen? mrs. obama is i is aing kids -- is saying kids need to move but adults do too. and part of the problem with the obesity is there is a disconnect -- a hip rock asy in terms of what we are saying and doing. yesterday was my son's birthday and couldn't send in cupcakes because of the school wellness policy. but we have specialty shops popping up all over the country as we eat giant cupcakes filled with calories. and we have adults fighting an obesity epidemic and not doing right when it comes to exercise and eating right. how do we get this to sink into adults and to kids. and we're eating 31%
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